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Astilbe Fanal
(False Goat's Beard)


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June - July
60cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Astilbe Fanal is a captivating perennial plant that adds a bold splash of colour to garden landscapes. This particular astilbe cultivar is renowned for its vibrant and intense red flowers, which create a striking focal point in any garden bed or border. The plume-like clusters of Astilbe Fanal rise above the attractive green foliage, creating a dramatic and eye-catching display. Astilbe Fanal’s rich red blooms bring a sense of energy and vibrancy to any outdoor space, making it a beloved choice for gardeners looking to make a bold statement in their floral arrangements.


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Astilbes have a long flowering period and are prized for their attractive flower and foliage combinations. They are perfect for adding some much needed colour to shadier areas of the garden. Deeply-cut leaves and feathery blooms add texture and interest to container gardens and cut-flower arrangements. Astilbe ‘Fanal’ has fluffy crimson red flower plumes that rise above the glossy, dark green leaves. Astilbe flowers are tiny, but gather in large, feathery plumes. This variety has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this is a seal of approval from the RHS that this plant performs reliably in the garden.

Planting Conditions

Astilbe are easy to grow provided you plant them in a partially shaded spot in a soil that retains it’s moisture, but is free draining. They can tolerate being planted in a sunnier position, as long as the soil does not dry out at any point.

Watering & Feeding

During the first season water generously three times per week, until they die down for the winter. Do not let the soil dry out and water more frequently if planted in a container. Add a layer of organic bark mulch in the spring. Astilbe’s don’t like to dry out, so the mulch will help maintain the soil moisture, it also prevents weed growth.

General Care

Apply a slow release fertiliser in spring to help your Astilbe flourish. Removing faded flowers will give a neater appearance, but isn’t essential. Cut plants to ground level in autumn, this will give you the best chance of growing a healthy plant the following season. Astilbes do best when divided every three years – do this by digging the plant up and and cutting the root ball into several pieces.